What have we achieved so far?
Since our foundation in 1993, literacy levels have increased by 24%, with 80% of 11-year-olds reaching the stage expected for their age group in 2009, compared with only 56% in 1995. Yet, as demands on literacy skills are rapidly increasing, there is still much to do to reach those people who are in most need of literacy support.
Literacy Champions successes:
22Nov2013Majda learns how she can support her daughters' learning
Carol, one of our community volunteers, meets regularly with Majda, a mum of two from Afghanistan. The family don't speak much English, but Majda has grown in confidence and is now better able to prepare her children for life in England.
15Dec2011Literacy Champion inspires young mum
One of the volunteers from our London Literacy Champions project has encouraged and supported a young mum to read more with her children and join the local library.